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You have a story to tell. Now more than ever, in these uncertain times, people long to be heard, they are speaking up and speaking out. Author Jason Reynolds' award-recognized and…
continue reading Look Both Ways and Tell Your Story
written by Jeff B.
July 2, 2020
"This athlete is only nineteen years old, but he is six feet, two inches high, and weighs 210 pounds," noted the March 1918 issue of The Crisis , the NAACP’s flagship publication.…
continue reading Portraits of Heroes, Portraits of You: Black History Month at the Free Library
written by Kalela W.
January 28, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a strongly celebrated day in Philadelphia. People of all ages come together to support their communities and uplift the values of MLK’s civil rights leadership…
continue reading MLK Day of Service | When the Youth Lead
written by Gennifer R.
January 15, 2020